Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Fifteen representatives. More than 10 organizations. Three news stations. One community. One goal: to discuss how individuals and businesses could effectively use social media. Representatives from various organizations in Wichita Falls conducted a panel on Sept. 25 in the Wichitan newsroom, hosted … [Read more...]

Social media connects students to campus

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event on … [Read more...]

Student pretends to be gay for ‘social experiment’

Christopher “Topher” McGehee, mass communication sophomore, conducted a social experiment to get reactions for an essay he wrote for his academic research and writing class. McGehee posted a video on Facebook on Sept. 15 making claims that he was “coming out of the closet,” stating that he was … [Read more...]

Social media: beyond the dark side

With literally hundreds of outlets — from Twitter to Facebook to YouTube to Instagram college students and officials have found social media as a new way to broadcast, advertise and connect.However, last fall, some students took to social media, specifically Yeti — a way to share photos and videos … [Read more...]

Build a positive social media presence

When I first started using Twitter six years ago, I never imagined that it would influence the world as much as it has. I never imagined that for any social media network, really. I figured it would be like all of the other trends—it'd be popular for a few months, create some waves in the community, … [Read more...]

Coordinator: ‘We try to be ahead of everything’

About the jobWhat does your job entail?"We monitor all of the social medias and everything on campus. We try to be ahead of everything and educate the students, faculty, and staff on social media in general and new things coming out or new features. The big one was about a month ago when Instagram … [Read more...]

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in … [Read more...]

Students react to shooting threat

Students react to shooting threat from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Students had mixed feelings about the way different departments at the university handled the shooting threat made against the campus on the night of February 9. From mishaps on the university’s social media outlets to campus … [Read more...]